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UAB public health expert: Masking in Alabama during the Labor Day weekend could prevent at least 3,500 and as many as 6,000 COVID-19 cases in Alabama the following week and help end the surge.

UAB will partner with the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama State Department of Education and local school districts to conduct individualized COVID-19 testing plans. The testing is free, voluntary and safe.

Christina J. Glenn is the first Doctor of Public Health with a concentration in biostatistics graduate from UAB’s School of Public Health.

In response to increasing case numbers and hospitalizations and in consultation with UAB infectious disease and public health experts, UAB is canceling large indoor events to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the community.
The RURAL Heart and Lung Study clinic will bring to rural communities technology that provides access to diagnostic tests that are not routinely done in rural settings. UAB researchers will examine medical, lifestyle and behavioral factors that contribute to higher health concerns in residents of Dallas and Wilcox counties.
UAB graduate student Shekwonya Samuel participated in a research project to address a lack of representation of minority populations in biomedical research.
Ten UAB experts, with specialties ranging from public health to infectious diseases, to pediatrics, will serve as investigators for the new Alabama Regional Center for Infection Prevention and Control.
A new R01 study aims to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among African American and Black young adults in the Southern United States.
UAB graduate students will work as yearlong service partners to implement self-developed projects dedicated to improving the health of vulnerable people.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants to study, teach and conduct research in more than 160 countries. Award selections are made on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as service and leadership potential.
Moderate-to-high rates of television viewing in midlife impacts cognitive function, according to new studies.

A new study finds there are multiple ways to achieve the same health benefits from exercise — as long as your exercise “cocktail” includes plenty of light physical activity but not too much sitting.

Final results of the UAB-led national study on high blood pressure confirm a target goal of less than 120 mm Hg reduces adverse events.

Birmingham-based Protective Life Corporation and its parent company, Tokyo, Japan-based Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc., committed $3.5 million of gifts locally in 2015 when Dai-ichi acquired Protective. The dedication to being part of building a strong community has continued since that time with $25.9 million of community contributions.
The scholarships awarded by UAB’s Office of International Student and Scholar Services help offset tuition costs and enable students to further focus on their courses, opportunities for community engagement and overall experience in the United States.
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